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The Mad Monkey Reviews

Building 26, Street 302, BKK1 Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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1933 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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Very helpful staff, that help to organize your bustrips. Very good and big beds with reading light and plugs for each bed. Good bathroom facilities and clean. If you want to meet people, that the address. Mad monkey parties hard, sometimes it is a little bit to proessively promoted for my taste. But they stop music at about 12pm, so you can sleep quietly.


Stayed here for two nights whilst travelling solo. Had an absolute blast, best atmosphere in Phnom Penh! The dorms are really clean with big comfy beds and a/c and the food at the restaurant, whilst more expensive than the surrounding area is pretty good.


I found it was a really great way to meet people, especially as I was travelling solo. The atmosphere is really fun but there is loud music playing till midnight upstairs in the bar so if that's not your thing then it might not be for you. It's super affordable though and the bed's are pretty comfortable. It's not located in the centre of all the bars and restaurants, which is more near the riverside but I don't think you'll find many hostels on that end anyway.

  • 11th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Arrived early am after a long sleeper bus, reception guy was rude & barely acknowledged us, seems others were discussing issues with them as we arrived too. One female staff staff did arrive bit later & finally check us in with a smile. The restaurant staff dont seem to want to be there & making an order seemed difficult for them. It isnt necessarily central, but dorms are clean. Its a party hostel so expect alot of rowdy fun on the roof. I wouldn't stay again.


Nice hostel, good area. It is not social as I expected it to be. Nighttime is great there, but day time is a problem. Common area us a restaurant...


For the cheap dorm prices you get more than your money's worth. I had such a great time here, made so many friends, drank a ton and did a pub crawl but felt comfy with AC and thick huge mattresses. Don't come here if you need to go to bed early because the dorms are seldom quiet. Staff was awesome and very very helpful and kind. Shoutout to Jaffa. Also shoutout to their Bloody Mary's and pesto pizzas (even though just around the corner is plenty of good cheaper food). Hope to be back ! Xx


Very overpriced and the reception staff weren't very welcoming and tried to charge us for 6 people although only 4 of us checked in & the booking was for 4 people. The food in the restaurant was really good and the staff were really nice and good fun. The wifi didn't really work and we were woken up by drilling at 6:30. Probably wouldn't stay here if we ever came back.


Good hostel in a good locations, bathrooms a little bit dirty but it's made up for by clean comfy beds and a good atmosphere. Staff very helpful when booking buses and tours around Phnom Penh


Only thing that would make this place perfect is a pool, great atmosphere, but defo don't go here if you want peace and tranquillity, its a social fun place to be and a little noisy as a result at night.


Great food, staff, location and bar!


Highlights were the friendly and helpful staff, the tuk tuk drivers/tours they offer and the restaurant (great food!). The lounge and bar upstairs are really cool too. Great for hanging out and meeting people. The only true negative was the mattress in our room. It was pretty bad (no cushion - springs poking you all night) but it was tolerable for a few nights. I would recommend this place to fellow travelers.


one of the few hostels without a pool in phnom penh. good party atmosphere.


Overall a nice hostel except music was very loud every night which could be heard in all of the rooms. Also it's a bit pricey. Toilets were clean and staff was helpful. Good atmosphere and a nice bar on the top floor. This hostel is great for partying and meeting other backpackers.


Stayed here twice on our trip round Cambodia - extremely helpful and friendly staff in the hostel - brilliant restaurant with amazing staff (Tina especially!) great food, good value for money - bar upstairs good (would have loved the outside doors to be open) rooms immaculate (although no window but for the price it was great) would stay again !! Thanks


The team here really know how to get a party started. However don't let the party deter you if you're looking to sleep. With some dorms across the road you can still sleep easy (though the plastic covers on some mattresses need to be removed, nothing worse than that sound when you roll over in the night).


Despite being a party hostel I was able to relax here between Xmas and new year. Rooms and beds are quite big and everything very clean. I found it to be quite a long walk from town with some big roads to cross. The cleaner of monkey dorm (can't remember her name) was very friendly and nice!!


Rooms were noisy and right near a very loud bar. Showers were combined with the toilet - probably not the most hygienic situation. However the bathrooms were cleaned regularly, several times a day. Location fairly convenient.


The hostel was great, the bedroom was clean and neat and there is always something going on upstairs and usually the whole group goes somewhere after midnight. The restaurant downstairs is also a good addition. The location is not really the most central but the atmosphere more than makes up for this.


Reception staff were amazing, restaurant staff not so much. Very grumpy in the morning. Really good food - dorm AC was really cold and there was only a thin sheet to sleep under. Crunchy plastic on the mattresses too. WHY!? Nice vibe though. Hooked us up with travel to Koh Rong though; despite nearly everything being fully booked.


So far. The worst mad monkey i've ever been. The staff is really nice, but compare to other mad monkey the facilities in there is very poor. It looks like an old building, but its "safe neighborhood". So its a plus point. But all the drink and food is kinda bit pricy just like other mad monkey

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